Huawei has announced the launch of a new mid-range tablet called the Huawei MatePad 10.4 in China. The new tablet was officially announced on the same day as the company launched its new Nova 7 series handsets at an online event. We have been hearing about the existence of the Huawei MatePad 10.4 for a while now — and if you recall, an article about the same was posted on this website just a few days ago.
We had, in fact, also correctly predicted that the Huawei MatePad 10.4 would be officially announced at the Nova 7 event. Now that the tablet has been formally announced, let us revisit its key specifications and features.
The Huawei MatePad 10.4 – being a mid-range tablet is positioned below the Huawei MatePad Pro, which is part of Huawei’s flagship series of tablets. Like its better-endowed sibling, the MatePad 1.4 is also currently restricted to the Chinese market (blame Trump for this).
This tablet features a 10.4 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2000x 1200 pixels. Instead of the Kirin 990 chipset we saw on the MatePad Pro, this tablet gets the lower-priced, mid-range Kirin 810 SoC for number crunching.
The Huawei MatePad 10.4 claims excellent battery life thanks to the massive 7250mAh battery that it crams inside its (relatively) thin body. This battery claims to power the tablet for an entire day’s worth of heavy usage. There is no word if the tablet features support for any form of fast charging.
As far as the camera setup on the Huawei MatePad 10.4 goes, the tablet gets a single 8MP camera at the rear with autofocus while the front-facing camera (also 8MP) does not support autofocus.
The Huawei MatePad 10.4 weighs nearly 450 grams and measures 245.2mm x 154.96mm x 7.35mm across. As outlined in our previous article, the Huawei MatePad will be available in a three of configurations: a 4GB + 64GB Wi-Fi variant, a 6GB + 128GB Wi-Fi variant and 6GB + 128GB LTE variant. The prices for these three versions are CNY 1,899 ($270), CNY 2,199 ($310) and CNY 2,499 ($350), respectively.
As outlined earlier, Huawei currently does not appear to have any intentions to bring this tablet to markets outside of China.